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BMA’s Future of Water programme for InstallerSHOW

InstallerSHOW 2024 is almost upon us, and the BMA will be hosting the Future of Water theatre with a three-day programme of speakers and presentations.

Following on from the success of the BMA’s ‘Bathroom Zone’ at InstallerSHOW in 2023, we are returning to the 2024 event with a stellar line-up of speakers, presentations and talks.

The entire BMA team will be on hand at the show, so pop by, enjoy the talks and network with fellow professionals.

The schedule of speakers is available on the InstallerSHOW website and here:

Tuesday, June 25

11.00 AM–11.45 AM: Understanding the North American K&B market, including industry design trends – Sherry Qualls, Marketing Consultant, and Veronika Miller Managing Director, both of M2 Consulting Group

12.00 PM–12.45 PM:  Bathrooms & Butties – Networking lunch

12.45 PM–1.00 PM: Q&A with Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs.

1.00 PM–1.45 PM:  BIKBBI’s guide to taking on a bathroom installer apprentice – Hannah Hockley (Founder at The Apprenticeship Partner)

2:00 PM–2:45 PM:  In conversation with Linda Barker

3:15 PM–4:00 PM: Pitchfest Part 1 –  Mark Morris (Strategic Channel Manager for Thomas Dudley Plumbing Products at Thomas Dudley), Jamie Cox (Training and Events Manager at Aqualisa Products), Simon Gibbins (Key Account Manager- Residential at Hansgrohe), Simon Edwards (Wirquin), Ben Capewell (Business Development Manager at R-Tech Materials), Tony Wrighton (Consultant at Mark Vitow Ltd)

4:00 PM–5:00 PM: Bathrooms & Beers with the BMA

Wednesday, June 26

10:00 AM–10:45 AM: Installers’ pet hates, solved – Alec Hampson (Alec Hampson Plumbing), James Cannon (Head of UK Partnerships at Simpro Software), Mike Oxley (Training Manager at Salamander Pumps), Steve Smith (Managing Director, The Bathroom Showroom at City Plumbing – part of Highbourne Group).

11:00 AM –2:00 PM:  Trend Tracker – the latest bathroom trends – Hayley Robson (Creative Director at Day True), Jane Blakeborough (Research Manager at BMA), Phillippa Turrell, Editor at Kitchens & Bathrooms News), Rebecca Nottingham (Editor at KBB Review).

12.15 PM –1.00 PM:  Bathrooms & Butties – Networking

1:00 PM –1:45 PM: Banishing rogue traders: Should plumbers and installers be licensed? Damian Walters (CEO at BIKBBI), Kevin Wellman (CEO at CIPHE)

2:00 PM– 2:45 PM:  Technology & the Changing Face of the Plumbing & Heating Industry: Andrew Colbert, Mike Purnell, Andy Baxter (President), Graeme Dryden (Deputy CEO), John Thompson (CEO), all from the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors,

3:15 PM–4:00 PM: Pitchfest Part 2: Andy Cam (Brand Ambassador at Mark Vitow Ltd), David Jay (Business Unit Manager at Kiwa), James Bailey (Recoup Sales Channel Manager at Recoup WWHRS / Kohler Mira), Nicola Lees (National Sales Manager at Kinedo), Samantha Mant (CEO at Halcyan Water Conditioners), Shaun Hunt (Technical and Trade Marketing Manager at Impey).

4:00 PM–5:00 PM: Bathrooms & Beers with the BMA

Thursday, June 27

10:00 AM–10:45 AM: Using digital solutions to improve the bottom line: Maria Coulter (Founder at Construction Coach), Matthew Froggatt (UK Bathroom (Virtual Worlds) National Sales Manager at Cyncly).

11:00 AM–12:00 PM:  The Future of Water: Panel Discussion- Julie Spinks, Founding Director of WaterSafe at Water Regs UK, Daniel Lintell (Sustainability Manager at Triton Showers), Samantha Mant, CEO at Halcyan Water Condtioners, Yvonne Orgill, MD at Unified Water Label

12.15 PM–1.00 PM:  Bathrooms & Butties – Networking

1:00 PM–1:30 PM: Boosting business with social: Troy Linehan (Electric House)

2:00 PM–2:45 PM:  In conversation with… Kerr Drummond, property expert and TV presenter

3:00 PM–3:05 PM: Pitchfest: Final Winner Announced – Visitors to Ideal Standard’s stand can put themselves into a draw to win one of three free apprenticeship support packages. We’ll be drawing the final lucky winner during this session.

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM – SENSTEC- The Next Generation of Anti-Slip Shower Trays – Christopher Hackett (Managing Director at Classic Marble (Showers) Ltd.)

If you haven’t secured your free tickets yet, visit InstallerSHOW.

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